Archive for February, 2012

Adisa Banjoko celebrated the Hip-Hop Chess Federation’s 5th Anniversary by hosting the day of festivities. The “V-Day” festival featured tournament play, martial arts demos and performances by local artists. Banjoko was recently featured on the cover of U.S. Chess Life in a lengthy prose about the organization’s vision and subsequent challenges. It is primarily a […]

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New in Chess (2012/1)

The latest New In Chess has the likeness of Vladimir Kramnik on the cover and included a lengthy interview. Kramnik weighed in on his future, views on Garry Kasparov, the future of chess and Russia’s hope to reclaim its dominance. The eight-page interview makes for excellent insight into the Russian icon. Hikaru Nakamura’s break with […]

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Katie Dellamaggiore contacted The Chess Drum with an update on the documentary about I.S. 318 titled, “Brookyln Castle“. The production company Rescued Media is now preparing for the world premiere at the SXSW film festival in Austin, TX. Brooklyn Castle is a documentary about I.S. 318 – an inner-city school where more than 65 percent […]

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Dear friends and supporters, Another year has passed for The Chess Drum. It has been another year of charting the course of chess history and I am glad to be a part of this venerable tradition. Coming from the southside of Chicago and being a moderately successful junior player, I only envisioned myself as a […]

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Jamaican Master Duane Rowe (2236) competed in the 2012 Gibraltar Festival in the Masters Section. While Gibraltar was won by Nigel Short on tiebreaks, it was Hou Yifan who was the talk of the tournament. Rowe participated in two tournaments… the Masters and the Challengers. He played a total of 18 games (+12=3-3). He was […]

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National Justus Williams is in the media spotlight once again recently interviewing with NBC’s Grio.com. He was one of 100 persons honored during Black History Month as part of the “Grio’s 100”. Looking through the other videos brought forth about some fascinating personalities. This was his second time on Grio.com and he certainly represented himself […]

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UG: Ugandan Team Set for Showdown with KenyansKE: NCC Simbas Roar Ahead of Historic Match Versus Ugandan Side Posted on 10 February 2012 (Press release courtesy of Nairobi Chess Club) Kenya’s best chess players take on an elite Ugandan side this weekend in an event dubbed “Battle for Migingo”. The historic encounter which kicks of […]

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Jamaica’s Chess Federation (JCF) President Ian Wilkinson is an ultimate connoisseur of chess with a love of its history and a purist in terms of chess appreciation. He has tirelessly led the JCF for the past several years and making strides to harness the talent of rising junior players as the veterans wind down their […]

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The second episode of the “Xtreme Chess Championship” has aired featuring eight aspirants. In the first episode, Justus Williams toppled Kevin Wang while FM Kassa Korley beat Shawn Martinez. Both players will advance to play the winners of the Kats-Barnett and Melekhina-Liu matches. Co-organizer Jennifer Shahade was excited about the pending matches which pit two […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Zachary Ramsay, The Jamaica Chess Federation February 5, 2011 Davy and James Take John Powell Memorial Chess Open University of the West Indies students Damion Davy and Stuart James tied for first place in the 2012 John Powell Memorial, after both finished on 5 points from 6 games. The tournament which took […]

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